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BSDCan 2011
The Technical BSD Conference

Mark Linimon
Day Talks - 1 - 2011-05-13
Room DMS 1160
Start time 10:00
Duration 01:00
ID 245
Event type Lecture
Track System Administration
Language used for presentation English

How Not To Build a Lights-Out Facility

This talk will present some of the issues that the FreeBSD team faced when building a new, lights-out, facility from scratch.

There are lessons to be learned both from success and failure. The installation of a new colo at New York Internet had aspects of both. This talk will focus on the lessons we learned during this process, including managing optimism, dealing with donations, and how much work it is fair to ask volunteers to do.